Frequently Asked Questions
Food & Beverages
Is there food available?
Yes. A wide variety of food and drinks are available on the grounds and provided by participating food and beverage vendors.
Where are the food vendors?
Food is located east of the announcer stand in the main parking lot.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited cannot be brought on or to airport grounds. No alcohol will be served at the airshow.
Parking & Admission
What time does the show start and end?
The gates open at 9:30, the show starts at 12:00 and runs until 4:00; the gates close at 5:00.
Why is there an entry fee this year?
The entry fee is used to offset the cost of putting on this show. Additionally, proceeds are donated to a charity.
Where is general admission parking located?
There are two entrances to the airshow parking areas. Enter from the east at Lewis & Beach, or from the south at Yorkhouse & McAree. Click Here for directions.
Is there a charge for parking?
No, parking is 100% free. We want to get the cars moved in and parked as efficiently as possible.
Is traffic and parking going to be a problem?
It always is at a large event such as this. Avoid the intersection of Greenbay and Yorkhouse. Two entrances: Best to enter off of Lewis Avenue at Beach Road. We are expecting attendance to be 30,000+ so please car pool and arrive early. The gates open at 9:30 am so come early.
Can we sit in our cars in the parking lot and watch the show?
No. All spectators MUST go through show admissions. Once you have gone through admissions you can go back to your car. Remember to display your wrist band. Tailgating is prohibited.
Is there motorcycle parking available?
Yes. Motorcycles should access the the airport from the south entrance off Yorkhouse Road, then turn north onto McAree Road. Signage and security personnel will direct you to the designated parking area.
Is there handicap parking?
Yes. Handicap Parking is available on the airport grounds, but space is limited. Overflow will be parked in the VIP Parking area. Please display your state authorized handicap hanger while approaching the airport for access to the handicap parking area. Those requiring handicap parking should access the airport from the south entrance off Yorkhouse Road, then turn north onto McAree Road. Signage and security personnel will direct you to the designated parking area.
Can I leave the grounds and be re-admitted
from the parking area?
YES! But you MUST display your wrist band for re-admission.
Are there any certain times I cannot leave Air Show?
No, gates open at 9:00am and close at 4:00 pm - you may plan to arrive and leave at any time during that time frame. Due to the high volume of traffic and logistics of the traffic flow we do not recommend that you plan to leave the grounds and re-enter unless necessary.
What if I leave during performances?
Vehicles leaving during performances may be redirected through a different exit. We may still have vehicles entering while you are trying to leave. We do not have provisions for two way traffic in most cases. If you want to go back to your car in off site parking you may.
Seating & General Info
Will there be a general public seating area?
Yes. A large general area seating area on the flight line with a clear view is available. However space is limited, so we encourage you to arrive early.
Does the public seating area provide chairs?
No. Chairs are not provided, you are encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets. The general admission public seating area is both a grassy and a hard surface area.
Where can we sit for the show?
You can sit on the Air Show ramp; also in the parking lot and grassy areas. Volunteers will be available if you have any questions about seating.
Can I sit on the airport ramp?
Yes. In unrestricted areas only. The FAA and the Airport Authority have strict guidelines and regulations we ALL must follow.
Where are the bathrooms?
Portable toilets are available in the main parking lot.
Can we bring dogs? Bicycles?
No dogs or bicycles are allowed on the ramp area.
What else is not allowed?
Footballs, baseballs, Frisbees, anything that can be thrown. No kites.
Can we wander out by the parked planes?
Yes, before the Air Show you can view the planes closest to the runway (in front of the announcer’s stand). You can view the planes located behind the announcer’s stand at any time.
Where can we smoke?
There is smoking in the parking lot by the food concessions. There is no smoking in the ramp area.
Where is there a first aid station?
First Aid is located A-Bay, the hangar with a large “A” on it, at Landmark Aviation.
Where do we sign up for Young Eagles free airplane rides for children?
The Young Eagles table is located at air show exhibit area. Rides will NOT be held the day of the air show.
Where are the helicopter rides this year?
They are south of announcer’s stand. They run before and after the Air Show. There is a charge for these rides.
Where are the VIP and Neighborhood Tents?
These tents are located north of the announcer stand. They are marked. You will need a wristband to get in.
Where are the exhibitors?
Exhibitors are located in A Bay, the hangar with a large “A” on it, at Landmark Aviation.
Is there an ATM available?
Yes. There will be plenty of ATMs available at the gate.
Can I purchase tickets in advance of the airshow?
Yes, tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Children 12 and under are free, Adults are $10. Parking is free.
Can I purchase tickets the day of the show?
YES. Absolutely! General Admission Tickets will be available at the main gate located on the East and South entrances.
Other Ticket Questions?
Call us at (847) 244-0055 or click here to fill out our contact form.